Shell marks milestones in deepwater gulf

Depicted is an artist's rendering of how the Brutus tension-leg platform would look. Image courtesy of Shell Deepwater Development Systems Inc. Shell Exploration & Production Co., Houston, has marked a pair of milestones in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Shell last week unveiled plans to move ahead with the $900 million development of its Brutus oil and gas discovery in the deepwater gulf's Green Canyon area. Also last week, Shell claimed a water-depth record for an oil and gas production platform with the start of production from its Ursa tension-leg platform (TLP) in about 3,800 ft of water. Brutus's development Brutus field covers Green Canyon Bloc...

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